Monday, February 06, 2023
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11 Jan 2023
Tuesday, 10 January: Fans have an opportunity to become instant millionaires during the Betway SA20 with the ‘Betway Catch a Million’ competition rolling out at all 33 matches across the country.


Tuesday, 10 January: Fans have an opportunity to become instant millionaires during the Betway SA20 with the ‘Betway Catch a Million’ competition rolling out at all 33 matches across the country. The stands will be the place to be with spectators above the age of 18 who take a clean one-handed catch off a six walking away with a share of one million rand.
With some of the most explosive batters and strike-rates in T20 cricket coming out to perform in the League, fans can be certain to have many opportunities to take a life-changing catch.
Betway Head of Marketing, Mark Rowles, said:“As part of our title sponsorship we wanted to bring something to the fans in the stadium and are excited to be able to launch the Betway Catch a Million.

"Fan engagement is at the forefront of our business, and we hope to see all spectators get involved in this exciting campaign and win their share of R1 000 000.00. As an incentive to Betway SA account holders, their share of winnings will be doubled into their accounts. We hope all the fans get behind the teams and we are looking forward to the inaugural Betway SA20.”

Newlands’ capacity crowd will be the first in line for a share of the million rand during the opening match between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals on 10 January. Both teams boast some of the biggest hitters in the world including David Miller, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rassie van der Dussen, raising the stakes for a million rand catch in the opener.
In addition, if the spectator who makes a clean one-handed catch is a Betway client prior to the match, their prize money will be doubled.
The catch must be clean and not have touched anything more than the palm of the spectator (person who catches the ball). This means that the ball cannot come off a hat, umbrella, another hand, shoulder chest, or juggled either between hands or on one hand.
Competition rules and terms & conditions are available on www.betway.co.za/latestpromos and www.sa20.co.za website
Due to responsible betting guidelines, no-one under the age of 18 is eligible to win. T’s and Cs apply.
Betway is licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. No persons under the age of 18 are eligible to win. T’s and Cs apply.

About SA20
SA20 is South Africa’s explosive new T20 cricket league. Dropping 10 January 2023, the League is set to thrill local and international cricket fans and attract new audiences of all ages.
4 weeks, 33 matches, 6 global franchises, 102 world class players (local and global) - SA20 is for cricket diehards, party people, families. For everyone!
SA20 has the backing of some of the most recognised T20 franchises in the world, with several IPL strongholds branching out to establish an even greater international footprint. The franchises are owned by six dynamic entities which have made a minimum 10-year investment which will sustain South African cricket, the players and future cricketers coming through the development pipeline.
The League features six privately-owned teams, who will play each other twice in a round-robin stage (home and away) before the semis and final. In all, 33 matches will be played in some of the greatest locations South Africa has to offer: Durban’s Super Giants (Kingsmead), Joburg Super Kings (Wanderers), MI Cape Town (Newlands), Paarl Royals (Boland Park), Pretoria Capitals (SuperSport Park) and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (St George’s Park).
The six teams finalised their 17-member squads during the R125 million player auction. Each team is allowed to field up to four international players in a match, giving plenty of opportunities for homegrown Proteas stars and young local talent to shine while playing alongside the best in the world.
SA20 is destined to become the best League in the world outside of India, and to be South Africa’s No 1 Sport and Entertainment brand. Fans can expect thrilling cricket underpinned by an immersive, inclusive, and unmissable social experience.

Join the party: @SA20_League and www.sa20.co.za
For more information, please follow #SA20 on all social media platforms.
Twitter: @SA20_League
Facebook: @SA20League
Instagram: @sa20_league
TikTok: @sa20_league
Website: www.sa20.co.za


[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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11 Jan 2023
Monday, 9 January: Betway SA20 has confirmed exciting additions to its playing format for the inaugural season starting on 10 January.

Monday, 9 January: Betway SA20 has confirmed exciting additions to its playing format for the inaugural season starting on 10 January. The six teams will play 33 matches in total, including three playoff matches that consist of two semi-finals and the final.

The additions have been included to improve the quality of the product while preserving the sanctity of the game.

In an innovative move to level the playing field, each captain can nominate 13 players to take the field before the toss. After the toss, each captain can select their final starting XI and the remainder of the players will automatically become substitute players.

Teams will be encouraged to put in dominant performances, with the winning team awarded four points and a bonus-point win generating five points. The bonus point will be awarded to a team who achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition. In case of a no result, both teams will be awarded two points, while the losing team will not receive any points.

In addition, the following rules have been adjusted:

• The pace of play will be protected without suspensions with captains charged with in-game penalties for slow over-rates through fielding restrictions.

• There has been an amendment to the free-hit rule, a bowled dismissal can’t lead to byes if the ball ricochets off the stumps.

• Positive and attacking fielding will be encouraged. No runs can be taken off an intentional attempt to run out the batter if a direct hit deflects off the stumps.

• There will be two strategic time-outs of 2 minutes 30 seconds in duration in each innings. The time-outs are to allow the teams to re-group tactically.


Six Powerplay overs will be implemented where only two fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to progress through to the final and those to play in the play-off will be determined as follows:
• the team with the most number of wins;
• If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points;
• If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate;
• If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins;
• If still equal, the team with the highest runs to wickets ratio throughout the tournament;
• If still equal, the team with the highest wickets to runs ratio throughout the tournament.

In a match declared as a No Result, run rate is not applicable.

The first semi-final will include the team finishing top of the group stages against the team finishing fourth. The second semi-final will be between the teams finishing second and third respectively. The winners of the two semi-finals will contest the final.

About SA20
SA20 is South Africa’s explosive new T20 cricket league. Dropping 10 January 2023, the League is set to thrill local and international cricket fans and attract new audiences of all ages.

4 weeks, 33 matches, 6 global franchises, 102 world class players (local and global) - SA20 is for cricket diehards, party people, families. For everyone!

SA20 has the backing of some of the most recognised T20 franchises in the world, with several IPL strongholds branching out to establish an even greater international footprint. The franchises are owned by six dynamic entities which have made a minimum 10-year investment which will sustain South African cricket, the players and future cricketers coming through the development pipeline.

The League features six privately-owned teams, who will play each other twice in a round-robin stage (home and away) before the semis and final. In all, 33 matches will be played in some of the greatest locations South Africa has to offer: Durban’s Super Giants (Kingsmead), Joburg Super Kings (Wanderers), MI Cape Town (Newlands), Paarl Royals (Boland Park), Pretoria Capitals (SuperSport Park) and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (St George’s Park).

The six teams finalised their 17-member squads during the R125 million player auction. Each team is allowed to field up to four international players in a match, giving plenty of opportunities for homegrown Proteas stars and young local talent to shine while playing alongside the best in the world.

SA20 is destined to become the best League in the world outside of India, and to be South Africa’s No 1 Sport and Entertainment brand. Fans can expect thrilling cricket underpinned by an immersive, inclusive, and unmissable social experience.

Join the party: @SA20_League and www.sa20.co.za
For more information, please follow #SA20 on all social media platforms.
Twitter: @SA20_League
Facebook: @SA20League
Instagram: @sa20_league
TikTok: @sa20_league
Website: www.sa20.co.za

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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29 Dec 2022
Right from the first ball bowled at the DP World Wanderers in this One Day Cup competition Lions Cricket has been fan-focused: Giving every single fan a memorable and unmatched experience.

Right from the first ball bowled at the DP World Wanderers in this One Day Cup competition Lions Cricket has been fan-focused: Giving every single fan a memorable and unmatched experience. True to “The Lions Way” Lions Cricket is set to ensure that the 2022/23 final between the DP World Lions and Six Gun Grill WP is bigger, better and the best yet. We are wetting the Pride’s appetite with the promise of face-painters; jumping castles; DJ Garth and DJ Zinhle; competitions; Morgan Beat Box; the Jozi brass band and so much more.
Putting their money where their mouth is this One Day Cup campaign, the off-field performances were matched in the middle, with table toppers DP World Lions claiming 5 from 5 and securing a home final – all with two round robin matches still in hand.
Having won 6 of their total 7 games, log-leaders Lions Cricket CEO Jono Leaf-Wright says that his marketing and events team have been working equally as smart, ensuring that the off-pitch experience equates to that of inside the ropes.
“Our DP World Lions team have certainly delivered with bat and ball so now is the time for us to rally our pride members and show the team our appreciation and admiration for the quality performances to date. Our events and marketing team have gone the extra mile in order to ensure that every fan’s experience is an epic one, hosted at the one and only DP World Wanderers Stadium. So, purchase your tickets for the Final, bring family and friends because I assure you we have something for everyone.”
With adults in at R50 and scholars (u18) at R25, there really can only be one place to be, come Final Day on Thursday 29 December.
“We have more food choices, more music, more giveaways, more action. Actually: We have ‘much more’ of everything. Our fans mean the world to us and having made it a home final during the festive season, what a better time to have a great family day out?” smiles Leaf-Wright.
So come join the action by purchasing your tickets via ticketpros.co.za or at the stadium ticket office. South Africa’s most iconic cricket stadium warmly welcomes all from far and wide come 29 December 2022 at 13h00 for the Final matchup between the DP World Lions and Six Gun Grill WP. Come join in for one final time in 2022 – for a carnival of cricket this summer.
[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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29 Dec 2022
Momentum Multiply Titans legend Farhaan Behardien has announced his retirement from cricket after an 18-year long career.

Momentum Multiply Titans legend Farhaan Behardien has announced his retirement from cricket after an 18-year long career.


Behardien (39) spent the majority of his career at the Sky Blues winning 16 trophies in his 14 years at SuperSport Park before departing in January 2020.


“Fudgie” as he is known affectionately, played a significant role in the Titans success during the franchise era and was often at the crease to get the team over the lines in key moments.


“I’d like to wish Fudgie well in his retirement, he’s a top human being and a Titan through and through and he always represented the badge in the highest regard.” Titans CEO, Dr Jacques Faul said on Behardien.


It was in 2006 when Berhardien joined the Sky Blues under then coach Richard Pybus. While at the Titans Behardien notched up 6794 first-class runs and was highly destructive in limited overs cricket.


"At the height of our success he made up a part of an explosive middle order which included [Albie] Morkel, [Chris] Morris, [David] Wiese and himself (Begardien) which were our X Factor in white ball cricket over the years." Faul carried on.


Behardien holds the record for the fastest half-century in domestic T20 cricket. He hit an unbeaten 55 off 15 balls (50 from 14 balls) in the 2016/2017 CSA T20 challenge semi-final against the Warriors to secure a home final for the Sky Blues; we went on to win in the final and claim the T20 Challenge trophy that year.


In a statement on his retirement Behardien said, “Thanks specifically to the Titans (skyblues) for taking a punt on a young kid all those years ago & giving me a platform to showcase my skill.”


Behardien was a remarkable finisher in One Day and T20 cricket and more than that became an intimate member of the Sky Blues family who created treasured memories with us.

Fudgie, the game of cricket and the Sky Blues will miss seeing you at the crease and you will leave a legacy to be proud of. Enjoy the next chapter of life.

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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27 Dec 2022
JOHANNESBURG: Six Gun Grill Western Province secured the second final spot in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) One Day Cup with a 74-run victory against Gbets Rocks on Friday.

JOHANNESBURG: Six Gun Grill Western Province secured the second final spot in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) One Day Cup with a 74-run victory against Gbets Rocks on Friday.

Asked to bat first, Western Province fell into early trouble when they lost both openers, Tony de Zorzi (7) and Jonathan Bird (7) within powerplay. Ferisco Adams (2/18) was the man behind the destruction in a must-win encounter in Paarl.

Mihlali Mpongwana smashed 96 off 110 balls to help Western Province set a decent total against hosts, Gbets Rocks.

Mpongwana came to the crease with the visitors on 44/4 with the loss of Zubayr Hamza (9) and Daniel Smith (7). He shared a 40-run partnership with Edward Moore (33), and 41 runs with George Linde (17).

He then combined for 94 runs with Wayne Parnell (44) to ensure the visitors set a defendable total.

Bamanye Xenxe (3/52) was the pick of Rocks bowlers, dismissing Mpongwana, Parnell and Hamza and Western Province ended their innings on 246/8.

The Rocks were then bundled out in less than 36 overs on with 172 runs.

Opener, Leus du Plooy’s half century got the home team off to a good start but wickets kept falling around him.

His 57 was supported by Clyde Fortuin (31), and a run-a-ball twenty runs from Shaun von Berg.

Linde led the attack to record 3/23, whilst Tshepo Moreki and Kyle Simmonds claimed two wickets each and single scalps Parnell and Beuran Hendricks.

In Durban, Hollywoodbets Dolphins elected to bat first against DP World Lions.

An all-round bowling effort from Wiaan Mulder (3/19) , Sisanda Magala (3/46), Malusi Siboto (2/15) and Bjorn Fortuin (2/26) saw the Dolphins restricted to 170 all out in 47 overs.

Eathan Bosch (48) and Prenelan Subrayen (30) were the notable contributors, supported in double digits by Bryce Parsons (21) and Odirile Modimokoane (20*).


An easy chase for the Lions who comfortable reached the target in 43 overs, thanks to an unbeaten 95* runs from opener, Joshua Richards and Mitchell van Buuren (44).

Jon Jon Smuts (2/36) dismissed van Buuren and Reeza Hendricks (23) whilst Subrayen saw off Dominic Hendricks with just one run and Lions won the match by seven wickets.

Match between ITEC Knights and Momentum Multiply Titans was abandoned without a ball bowled due to inclement weather in Bloemfontein.


Upcoming 1DayCup Fixtures:

Division 2 Final – 28 December 2022

10h00: AET Tuskers vs Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers – AET Oval, Pietermaritzburg

Division 1 Final – 29 December 2022

13h00: DP World Lions vs Six Gun Grill Western Province – DP World Wanderers, Johannesburg

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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09 Dec 2022
Five South African franchises will enter new rugby territory on Saturday when the take the field in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions in a watershed moment for SA rugby.


Five South African franchises will enter new rugby territory on Saturday when the take the field in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions in a watershed moment for SA rugby.

The Emirates Lions will get their first taste of European action against the Dragons in their EPCR Challenge Cup clash at 12h45 on Saturday at Emirates Airline Park, while the Toyota Cheetahs will meet Section Paloise at 15h00 at Stade du Hameau in Pau.

The three other SA franchises will make their Heineken Champions Cup debuts on Saturday with the Cell C Sharks meeting Harlequins at Hollywoodbets Kings Park at 15h00, while the DHL Stormers take on Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin at 17h15, and the Vodacom Bulls lock horns with Lyon at Loftus Versfeld at 19h30.

SA’s four Vodacom United Rugby Championship teams, the Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers, Emirates Lions and the Cell C Sharks, will all be determined to build on their form against their northern hemisphere rivals last weekend, as they registered a clean sweep of victories in the Vodacom URC, but this will be a completely new challenge for the teams against fresh opposition.

The Emirates Lions have been in encouraging form this season, winning five of their eight Vodacom URC matches to date, and they are expected to back themselves against Welsh side the Dragons, who despite reaching the EPCR playoffs on three occasions (2007, 2015 and 2016) failed to progress beyond the pool stages last year after suffering defeats in all four of their games.

The Toyota Cheetahs will be looking forward to returning to top class club rugby after last featuring in the Guinness PRO14 competition in the 2020/21 season where they finished in fourth place on the Conference A log with six wins in 13 matches.

With French club Section Paloise, also known as Pau, coming off a disappointing 2020/21 season in which they failed to progress beyond the pool stages, they will look to challenge the Free Staters re-introduction into intercontinental rugby, and take advantage of their home conditions and crowd.

The Heineken Champions Cup is also expected to dish up a fair share of excitement as the Cell C Sharks meet English club Harlequins in Durban on Saturday in what is expected to be a thrilling clash.

The KwaZulu-Natalians come off a spirited fight against Ospreys in the Vodacom URC and will look to build on that when they take on the Quins, who come off back-to-back victories in the Gallagher Premiership and Premiership Rugby Cup against Gloucester and Bath respectively.

Similarly to the Durbanites, who boast a few Springbok players in their ranks, Harlequins have their fair share of top-class players in England’s Danny Care and Marcus Smith, as well as three Boks in André Esterhuizen, Wilco Louw and Stephan Lewies.

Having played for the Cell C Sharks earlier in their careers, Esterhuizen and Lewies will warn their team-mates of the warm Durban conditions, and given the quality of the two teams on offer, this match could end as a very tight scramble.

The DHL Stormers, who have had a good run in the Vodacom URC so far this season after winning the inaugural tournament, will be up against a strong-willed opponent in Clermont-Auvergne from France, who will want to make an early statement in the competition after finishing in fifth place last season.

Clermont also come off a few disappointing results in the French Top 14, but they managed to turn things around last week against Montpellier, and this will give them the mental boost they need going into this clash.

The Capetonians, however, will enter the match with confidence since they come off a three-match winning streak in the Vodacom URC.

Interestingly, five players in coach John Dobson’s touring squad have Heineken Champions Cup experience in Steven Kitshoff, Brok Harris (both props), Joseph Dweba (hooker), Deon Fourie (utility forward) and Alapati Leiua (centre).

The Vodacom Bulls, meanwhile, will enter their clash against Lyon in strong form on a four-match winning streak and after winning seven of their nine Vodacom URC matches.

With this being a home game and the Pretoria team boasting the bragging rights as the top points scorers in the Vodacom URC up to now, they should take some additional confidence into the clash at Loftus Versfeld.

The Vodacom Bulls will, however, be wary of the fact that Lyon earned their first ever European title last season after beating Toulon 30-12 in the EPCR Challenge Cup final, and they will look to build on that in what will be a new hunting ground for them this weekend.

Heineken Champions Cup fixtures (Round 1):

Cell C Sharks v Harlequins
Date: Saturday, 10 December
Venue: Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban
SA Time: 15h00
Referee: Tual Trainini (France)
TV: SuperSport

Clermont Auvergne v DHL Stormers
Date: Saturday, 10 December
Venue: Stade Marcel-Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand
SA Time: 17h15
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
TV: SuperSport

Vodacom Bulls v Lyon
Date: Saturday, 10 December
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
SA Time: 19h30
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
TV: SuperSport

EPCR Challenge Cup fixtures (Round 1):

Emirates Lions v Dragons
Date: Saturday, 10 December
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
SA Time: 12h45
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe (England)
TV: SuperSport

Section Paloise v Toyota Cheetahs
Date: Saturday, 10 December
Venue: Stade du Hameau, Pau
SA Time: 15h00
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
TV: SuperSport









[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]


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01 Dec 2022
AFRICACARES; TENNIS

Johannesburg, 29 November 2022 – Africa Cares Tennis Challenge which was set to take place this coming weekend at the DP World Wanderers Stadium has announced that the event will now be moved to Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre, still in Johannesburg.

The organisers of the Africa Cares Tennis Challenge have announced that due to the unexpectedly low ticket sales, they have decided to move the event to a smaller venue, which is more in-line with what the event stands for; which is to develop and promote tennis in South Africa, to all communities.

There were also concerns around forecasted weather causing delays in the building of the court structure, should the event still have taken place in the stadium. The Arthur Ashe Tennis facility has existing tennis court structures and has hosted many international tennis events.

Arthur Ashe was an (and remains the only) African American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. Arthur was an author, teacher, and activist who fought for civil rights and racial equality, not only in the United States but worldwide, particularly against the apartheid systems of South Africa. He was also the first black tennis professional player to play in South Africa’s National Championship.

The Arthur Ashe Stadium was erected in 1974 by him and was recently refurbished which sees current programmes at the centre that focus on both tennis and academics, something that Africa Cares Tennis Challenge is passionate about and feels that it aligns with its values.

Africa Cares Tennis Challenge aims to use sports as a vehicle to promote an international awareness-raising campaign for No Violence against Women And Children. The event is set to bring international and local tennis players including World Number 2 tennis player Ons Jabeur, former Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis, German-Jamaican Dustin Brown, American Sloane Stephens who has already arrived in South Africa this past weekend, South African Tennis players Khololwam Montsi and Isabella Kruger, British tennis player Francesca Jones, and Karolina Pliskova who is from the Czech Republic.
South African award-winning television presenter, radio personality, actress and social media personality, Bonang Matheba is set to be the official host of the event on both days.


[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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23 Nov 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 November 2022 – Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova also affectionately known as the #AceQueen by being the world’s best-serving female tennis player since 2015, is coming to South Africa!

Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 November 2022 – Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova also affectionately known as the #AceQueen by being the world’s best-serving female tennis player since 2015, is coming to South Africa! Pliskova will be playing at the Africa Cares Women’s Tennis Challenge that is set to take place on the 3rd and 4th of December at the DP World Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
The former world number 1 of the Women’s Tennis Association is the new replacement of Romanian Tennis player, Simona Halep at the Africa Cares Tennis Challenge who is currently dealing with her suspension.
Karolina Pliskova who won her first WTA Tour Title in 2013, whilst beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the finals is ecstatic to not only showcase the necessary skills and discipline required to be a successful tennis player but using tennis as a vehicle for change on devastating issues such as gender-based violence.
“I am always happy to be a part of a good cause hence why I started my charitable project #AceQueen. So being a part of Africa Cares Women’s Tennis Challenge which is not only about tennis but is also a campaign on putting a spotlight on stopping gender-based violence in South Africa is commendable to be a part of whilst playing a sport I love,” said Karolina Pliskova.

the former world number one first-ever Czech female player is British tennis sensation, Francesca Jones. The 22-year old won three consecutive matches at the Australian Open in 2021, which helped her qualify for her first grand slam.
Francesca, who is born with a rare genetic condition called Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia (EED) syndrome (she was born with three fingers and a thumb on each hand, three toes on her right foot and four toes on her left) has been an inspiration to many. This has not stopped her from participating and becoming a rising tennis star and is taking this opportunity at the Africa Cares Women’s Tennis Challenge to inspire those who feel as though they are limited because of any condition they have.
“As a person living with EED, I faced many obstacles but this did not stop me from participating in a sport that I enjoy. I am glad I get to show that to the crowd in South Africa and hopefully also help those who are experiencing any form of obstacles that anything is possible if you put your mind to it,” said Francesca Jones.
Joining Francesca Jones and Karolina Pliskova will be tennis players Sloane Stephens, Ons Jabeur, Dustin Brown, Martina Hingis, Khololwam Montsi and Isabella Kruger.

For those interested in watching this tournament live, tickets are available for purchase on https://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]


21 Nov 2022
The countdown to the SA20 is officially underway, and to celebrate 50 days-to-go until the much-anticipated opening game on 10 January, 20 000 tickets are available for only R20 across each of the opening games at the six venues.

The countdown to the SA20 is officially underway, and to celebrate 50 days-to-go until the much-anticipated opening game on 10 January, 20 000 tickets are available for only R20 across each of the opening games at the six venues.

From 09h00 this morning, the tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on Ticketpros.co.za, with the promo applying to the first match at each venue. The exclusive promotion will run from 21 November 2022 until all the tickets are sold out.

Interest in SA20 tickets has been unprecedented since tickets went on sale on Monday 14 January.

Some of the best local and international T20, including players from England’s victorious ICC T20 World Cup team and the Protea stars will be in action in the inaugural competition from 10 January to 11 February, with MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals opening up the entertainment with an anticipated local derby at Newlands on 10 January. The semi-finals will be played at Wanderers in Johannesburg and Centurion on 8 and 9 February respectively, while Wanderers will host the grand final.


The tournament launch was a spectacular event with South African pop star Sho Madjozi and fellow South African band Mi Casa providing a taste of the entertainment that can be expected alongside highly entertaining cricket at SA20 matches.

SA20 promises a unique stadium experience where “sportainment” bursts into life that will entertain cricket enthusiasts, party people and families all under one umbrella through a combination of live DJ’s, musical performances, giveaways, prizes, big screens, fan cams, and a whole lot more packed into three hours of explosive action at six of South Africa’s world-class stadiums.

All 33 SA20 matches will be broadcast exclusively live on SuperSport in Sub Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports, India’s newest sports network, to India’s cricket-loving and passionate fanbase.

All ticket specials are subject to availability at all six stadiums.

Tickets are available at www.ticketpro.co.za and at all ticket offices at the stadiums.

For more information, please follow #SA20 on all social media platforms.
Twitter: @SA20_League
Facebook: @SA20League
Instagram: @sa20_league
TikTok: @sa20_league
Website: www.sa20.co.za

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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20 Nov 2022
The Momentum Multiply Titans and Six Gun Grill Western Province secured convincing victories on day three of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Four-Day Domestic Series.

The Momentum Multiply Titans and Six Gun Grill Western Province secured convincing victories on day three of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Four-Day Domestic Series.

Titans won by an innings and 142 runs against the ITEC Knights at SuperSport Park whilst Western Province won by an innings and 210 runs against the Gbets Rocks at the Six Gun Grill Newlands.

Western Province had declared on 557/2/5 on day two with a double century from Kyle Verreynne (201*), a century from Tony de Zorzi (163), and half-centuries from Edward Moore (71), and George Linde (70*). Salieg Nackerdien’s charges went on to restrict the Rocks to 202 and 145 runs in the two innings to secure their first victory in the competition.

A double century from Heinrich Klaasen (292), a century from Dean Elgar (137), and a fifty from Junior Dala (56*) powered the Titans to a first innings score of 648/10. The Tshwane-based men ensured a comfortable victory and bowled out their opponents for 243 and 263 runs in their innings.

In Division Two, the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers declared on 611/5 after an unbeaten double century from Onke Nyaku (201*), a hundred from Blayde Capell (126), and another unbeaten century from Sean Whitehead (155*). This after Badgers bowled out Limpopo Impalas for 274 runs in their first innings. Impalas are currently on 108/2, trailing badgers by 229 runs.

In Gqeberha, Diego Rosier’s hundred (136) and a half-century from Matthew Breetzke (71), brought the Dafabet Warriors back in the match against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, posting 390 in their second innings. Dolphins are currently 71/3, trailing Dolphins by 201 runs.

Ryan Rickelton’s unbeaten century (100*) saw the DP World Lions declare on 203/8 with a 396-run lead against the North West Dragons in Potchefstroom. Dragons are 56/2 and trailing Lions by 341 runs.

CSA 4-Day Series Fixtures: Thu – Sun: 17 - 20 November 22 (Stumps on Day 3)

Division One:

Six Gun Grill Western Province vs Gbets Rocks, Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (WP won the toss and elected to bat first.

• Western Province won by an innings and 210 runs
o Western Province: 557/5 in 125 Overs – K. Verreynne 201* (221), T. de Zorzi 163 (241), E. Moore 71 (104), G. Linde 70* (70)/ H. Viljoen 2/110, K. Gumede 2/121
o Rocks: 202/10 in 57.3 Overs – S. van Zyl 62 (88), S. von Berg 39 (37) / D. Paterson 3/41, T. Moreki 3/58
o Rocks: 145/10 in 61 Overs – S. von Berg 47 (62), 45 (114) / D. Paterson 3/20, N. Burger 2/21, B. Hendricks 2/24

Dafabet Warriors vs Hollywoodbets Dolphins, St George’s Park, Gqeberha (Warriors won the toss and elected to bat first.)
• Dolphins trail Warriors by 201 runs
o Warriors: 166/10 in 49.2 Overs – J. Hermann 51 (83), G. Stuurman 37 (42) / O. Baartman 3/21, E. Bosch 3/36.
o Dolphins: 285/10 in 85.2 Overs– A. Phehlukwayo 68 (142), E. Bosch 51 (92)/ Z. Abrahams 3/50, B. Swanepoel 3/53
o Warriors: 319/10 in 118.3 Overs – D. Rosier 136/259, M. Breetzke 71 (163) / O. Modimokoane 4/106, D. Dupavillon 2/117
o Dolphins: 71/3 in 29 Overs

North West Dragons vs DP World Lions, JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom (Lions won the toss and elected to bat first).
• Dragons trail Lions by 341 runs
o Lions: 362/10 in 115.5 Overs – W. Mulder 115* (191), D. Hendricks 89 (161), / S. Muthusamy 4/86
o Dragons: 169/10 in 56.5 Overs – L. Senokwane 56 (119), N. van den Bergh 37 (81) / B. Fortuin 4/43, L. Sipamla 2/26
o Lions: 203/8 in 64.2 Overs – R. Rickelton 100* (164) / R. Meyer 3/33, E. Hawken 2/20
o Dragons: 56/2 in 26 Overs – W. Marshall 23* (61)

Momentum Multiply Titans vs ITEC Knights, SuperSport Park, Centurion (Knights won the toss and elected to field first)
• Titans won by an innings and 142 runs
o Titans: 648/10 in 128.5 Overs – H. Klassen 292 (240), D. Elgar 137 (191), J. Dala 56 (130) / N. van Heerden 5/111, M. Pretorius 3/122
o Knights: 243/10 in 65 Overs– G. Cloete 50 (91), G. Snyman 40 (35) / L. Williams 4/56, J. Dala 2/10, A. Gqamane 2/28
o Knights: 263/10 in 73 Overs – P. van Biljon 73 (126), M. Kleinveldt 58 (94) / S. Harmer 4/84, D. Galiem 3/36

Division Two:

Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers vs Limpopo Impalas – Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn (Impalas won the toss and elected to bat first)
• Impalas trail Badgers by 229 runs
o Impalas: 274/10 in 86.3 Overs – L. Steenkamp 136 (188), N. Mahlaba 38 (105) / A. Malan 3/41, S. Whitehead 3/58
o Badgers: 611/5 in 178.1 Overs – O. Nyaku 201*(352), B. Capell 126 (225), S. Whitehead 155* (271)/ S. Langa 2/66, N. Mahlaba 2/168
o Impalas: 108/2 in 35 Overs – R. Haasbroek 43*(79) /

Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Eastern Storm, Buffalo Park, East London (Iinyathi won the toss and elected to bat first)
• Iinyathi lead Storm by 105 runs (No play on Saturday due to rain)
o Iinyathi: 336/10 in 118.2 Overs – M. Nqolo 67 (150), N. Yikha 58 (118), J.P de Klerk 55 (102), M. Malika 52(106) / M. Pillay 2/30, A. Khan 2/40
o Storm: 231/10 in 59/2 Overs – K. Sekhukhune 90* (138), W. Coulentianos 50 (94) / T. Kaber 6/79, S. Ntuntwana 2/24
o Iinyathi: 0/1

AET Tuskers vs Northern Cape Heat, AET Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg – No play on Thursday due to rain.

• Heat trail Tuskers by 129 runs
o Tuskers:228/10 in 84 Overs – D. Ridgaard 73 (200), T. Kumalo 44 (111) / E. Kemm 4/55, J. van Dyk 3/38
o Heat: 99/3 in 28.4 Overs – E. Kemm 36*/S. Tait 2/21

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]


     

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